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How do you catch roseola infantum?

How do you catch roseola infantum?

Roseola: Two common and closely related viruses can cause roseola: human herpesvirus (hhv) type 6 and possibly type 7. These viruses belong to the same family as the better-known herpes simplex viruses (hsv), but hhv-6 and hhv-7 do not cause the cold sores and genital herpes infections that hsv can cause.

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Roseola (Definition)

A viral infection with high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the fifth day after the fever ...Read more


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What are the tests for roseola infantum?

What are the tests for roseola infantum?

Dx by Hx & exam: I don't recall ever needing or doing a "test" for roseola. It is a minor illness that is common & distinctive in its features. Most will label the process when enough features present, which often takes a few days. In a research setting, blood tests obtained at the time of first fever & 2-4 weeks later will document rise in antibody production to the virus.

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What are the known symptoms of roseola infantum?

What are the known symptoms of roseola infantum?

Rash & feverf: A bit like rubella (german measles) but pinker and relatifvely shorter in duration. Fever may be substantial.

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What is the treatment for roseola infantum?

What is the treatment for roseola infantum?

Supportive care: The infant experiencing roseola needs fluids, rest & proper nutritional support. If the fever is causing discomfort, anti-pyretics can be helpful, but I consider them optional & never wake a child for them.

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My daughter has Roseola Infantum she is 9 months old what can I did do to stop the itching.

My daughter has Roseola Infantum she is 9 months old what can I did do to stop the itching.

Oatmeal bath: Usually the rash of roseola is not itchy - but if it seems to be - you can give her a soothing oatmeal bath - or just a slightly cooler than normal bath with 1/4 cup baking soda added to the water. If she seems really itchy and is scratching a lot, you probably need to take her back to the doctor to confirm that it is roseola and discuss medicines that are safe for her that will help the itch.

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Are there any known symptoms that accompany the roseola infantum rash? I have a 9 mo old with it.

Are there any known symptoms that accompany the roseola infantum rash? I have a 9 mo old with it.

Check out this link: Take care and god bless u and ur child! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=9819.

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My son has roseola infantum. Can my wife (20 weeks pregnant) still take care of him?

My son has roseola infantum. Can my wife (20 weeks pregnant) still take care of him?

Roseola in pregnancy: Evidence suggests that 95% of pregnant women are already immune to Roseola as a result of previous exposure as a child, and active disease in a pregnant woman is rare. In the event of new exposure in early pregnancy, increased risk of miscarriage is present. Active disease later in pregnancy increases risk of birth defects.

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What do you suggest if my son has roseola infantum. Is it safe for my wife who is 20 weeks pregnant to take care of him?

What do you suggest if my son has roseola infantum. Is it safe for my wife who is 20 weeks pregnant to take care of him?

Yes: The virus that causes roseola is not a virus that causes problems during pregnancy. You might be thinking about rubella, which is a huge deal in pregnancy.

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Is it possible that my daughter get roseola infantum without fever before? And can I still take care of her I am 10 weeks pregnant.

Is it possible that my daughter get roseola infantum without fever before? And can I still take care of her I am 10 weeks pregnant.

Care for child: When your child is sick you must attend to her needs. If you think she is sick and has Roseola then have her seen by a doctor to confirm. Most adults were exposed as children and are immune to the infection.

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Can adults catches roseola?

Can adults catches roseola?

Yes: When saying "catch", you would need to be more specific. As far as being a carrier, yes, they can, unless they had as a child. As far as having symptoms of it, much less likely, as it is common in children and adults have probably had it even if it was not diagnosed as such.

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I have an active HHV-6 infection. I did not have roseola as a child. Does this make any sense? Can you catch HHV-6 from someone via sex?

I have an active HHV-6 infection. I did not have roseola as a child. Does this make any sense? Can you catch HHV-6 from someone via sex?

Saliva: It can be shared and transmitted from saliva. It can also be tested for by doing a western blot of the tonsils. If its present in saliva, it can be transmitted during sex.

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I've got roseola. Now what?

Nothing: Roseola is a viral illness which is most often benign and self limited.

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Should I worry about my daughters roseola?

Generally No: Roseola is a viral disease with several days-3-4 of fever followed by a body rash looking like prickly heat, lasting for several days. It rarely causes any serious complications.

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What is the definition or description of: Roseola?

What is the definition or description of: Roseola?

Viral infection: Roseola is a viral infection with high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the 5th day after the fever breaks--usually seen in infants.

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What is the treatment for roseola?

What is the treatment for roseola?

Control the fever: Roseola is a common viral illness in young children that typically causes very high fever, then a rash. The best treatment is to control the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (for children 6 months and older). Encourage plenty of fluids and rest if your child seems tired. The rash is not bothersome and resolves on it's own. In general, the rash does not typically appear until the fever breaks.

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